This is a beautifully written article about Yao Ming and the punishment his body has endured throughout the years.
I really suggest you all read it.

[size=12pt]Yao has delivered, now it’s China’s turn[/size]

By Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo! Sports

BEIJING – On his way out of the game, Yao Ming thrust his fist through the air, and soon made that long, wobbly walk to the Chinese bench. The end of a brilliant and historic night for basketball, the end of responsibility for Yao. His work is done. Let him rest.